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What's the significance of having a serial # under 550? Was there a definitive answer in regard to the number of units per order? Thanks.
P.s this is my first post, I just got a pair of HD 598s but for some reason I get a strong feeling inside like I NEED these. Is something wrong with me?
There is no real significance of having a serial# under 550, it just shows you were one of the first. If that's something that'd tickle your fancy try being one of the 1st 500 to order these. Also, the description says the drop is limited to 5000 units.
Definitely not. HD650s are far superior to HD598s. I have the Philips SHP9500, many people consider this better than the HD598s but I'm going crazy over the HD6XX, I need this.
It's not like its limited to 550, so its just neat to have a small serial number but serves no tangible or intangible purpose.
also i have a pair of 650s and i still get a strong feeling inside like i NEED these. lmao
I started out with 598's a few months ago as I wanted audiophile quality sound at my desk now that I work on a computer for most of the day. I really liked the 598's. This gave me the HP bug. A month later I picked up the HD 700's. I cannot listen to the 598's after having the higher end Senn's. The 650 and the 700 are fairly close sound-wise with many, many people preferring the 650's. For $200 it is an absolute no-brainer for you imo. You will hear things on these that will make your 598's sound Muddy in comparison, and I like the 598's. They are an entry level HP imo and these will be a fairly large improvement - as long as you have a decent amp. You can listen to 598's on a lot more devices un-amped, but NOT these. You will NEED an amp for these as they are 300 ohm and the 598's are 50 Ohm. (Although my ROG MB sees them as 60 OHM for some reason).
The downside to all of this is that once you realize how much better things can sound with even one piece of the sound chain in your system, it is a never ending road to audio nirvana. At least it is a fun road to travel.
Hope this helps, Cheers!
Thanks for all the advice! It makes things a little more difficult now.
I only have a NuForce uDAC-2. Will that be enough to properly drive these or will I need a new DAC/amp?
This seems like a pretty slippery slope which all got started when someone made me listen to their pair of Sennheiser's connected to their computer through a headphone amp. At the time I thought "Why the hell would anyone spend so much money on headphones and cables and extra boxes you have to plug in?" so I didn't pay any attention to brands or models. All I remmember is they were Sen-somethings, everything was really expensive (they also have Wilson Audio home speakers) and it sounded like nothing I've ever imagined.
And now, here I am...
no there is nothing wrong with you. with that being said, yes, you do need these. JK the 598 is a really great can. i dont know how much further up the Senn food chain you would get for "investing" $200 more....